Cuisine: Contemporary, New Zealand, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #15 of 98 restaurants in Christchurch

Feed your body and calm your mind at Town Tonic, Christchurch’s favourite all-day hangout.

Chef Jamie Bennett (Passengers + Co, Riccarton House Bistro, The Local and creator of the Christchurch Farmers' Market) knows a thing or two about seasonal produce and his menus are like an edible tour of the local region.

For breakfast, tuck into eggs every which way (breakfast tacos, anyone?) or opt for something light and nourishing from the ‘honest’ section. Crushed potatoes with walnut pesto and mushroom parfait is the sort of veggie plate that could get even hardcore carnivores drooling.

The dinner menu is equally inventive. Get stuck into starting plates such as sticky tamarind sprouts before moving on to elegant mains including whole flounder with salty miso and seaweed butter.

Fine Kiwi and Aussie wines and light, bright interiors that will have you reaching for your camera are the icing on what is already a very attractive cake. And with menus changing every six weeks to reflect what’s in season, there’s always a reason for a return visit to Town Tonic!

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Town Tonic
335 Lincoln Road, Addington
Christchurch

Open Hours:
Everyday 8am - 9pm

Phone: 03 338 1150
Website: www.towntonic.co.nz

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Ranked: #15 of 98 restaurants in Christchurch 15
Town Tonic
Location: Addington
Cuisine: Contemporary, New Zealand, Share Plates
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Claire Spear

Great little place quite busy considering location and time good sign the food is good.
Service was swift and food arrived in a timely manner. Food looked well presented and everyone enjoyed. my only gripe was the chicken dish just needed a bit more variety on the plate and a bit less chicken.

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Lovely place, fantastic coffee, nice food, very enjoyable. Would definitely go back there again. Lots of vegan options as well as the normal omnivore options so great for anyone no matter what your diet is

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Gillian Churcher

Great little restaurant. The perfect place to dine before heading off to the Court Theatre.

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Apparently a new menu, looked online, pretty happy to see waffles on the menu, got there no waffles, infact only sweet menu item for breakfast was a small bowl of not very memorable granola. Very Disappointed. Only positive my husband enjoyed his eggs.

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Kim Anderson-Hadley

Delicious food. Great service.

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Food was amazing, we had the beef and lamb and the service was great too!

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Awesome evening. Tasty food. Highly recommend.

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Ruby Greenhalgh

Great experience dining at Town Tonic. Their food puts a fine dining spin on recognisable food favourites, and they also offer more exotic items like octopus and pumpkin pie. Their specials board is definitely a highlight and extends what is quite an intimate dinner menu. I would recommend order a number of dishes and sharing them - both so that you can try more of their menu and because the serving sizes aren’t hugely generous.
Overall a delicious meal and great atmosphere. I would dine here again.

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All round great experience always brilliant veg/vegan selection! Thanks

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Ruby Allsop

Best eggs Benedict with salmon I have ever had! Service was friendly but there was only one person on to serve food and work the till so she was a bit far stretched. Food is always incredible here and the change of menu every few week is exciting!

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Fantastic food, the salmon was amazing. Great service too.

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Jack Aitken

service was nice and unobtrusive. great vegetarian options too

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Nice vibe and the food was amazing as was the great service. Will definitely go back!

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Awesome service and food - they were mindful we were attending an event at Horncastle afterward so let us know how long things could be.

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Lynne Gunn

Town Tonic always has an great menu for both food and beverages. I love their blackboard wine and spirits menu which is always interesting. Service is attentive and staff are knowledgeable about the food and wine. A great restaurant.

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I took my mum to Town Tonic last night to celebrate her birthday and we both had a great time. Such a beautifully sophisticated venue, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and incredible food. I had dishes from the 'Honest' vegan menu, while mum chose meat dishes. Everything was delicious, and very generous portions. Was nice to be able to watch the chefs at work too. Will definitely be back!

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Tracey Brunie

Food was amazing! Lovely vibe to the place. Bot overly busy so felt service could have been a bit more attentive!!

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Omer Ibrahim

The food was beautiful and the staff were amazing :)

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Jennifer Schooltink

Food was really nice and very good value for Money.

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Hini Patel

Have a really enjoyable breakfast. Great staff and cool venue plus the tasty food.

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The food was fresh and delicious and my goodness the fried chicken was out of this world. I am returning for brunch and dinner in the next week. Highly recommend

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David MacGibbon

Very busy Tuesday night but the staff were quick and attentive and the meals were excellent. Will definitely be back.

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Mia Sutherland

Staff were lovely and accomodating. Food was nice, especially the soba noodles. The crunchy potatoes could have had some sauce and more capers though.

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Antoinette Savill

Our evening certainly was a tonic and energised us for our lecture at the Arena. Perfect fish and an inspired sweet mint sauce with a sorbet.

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Vanessa Grenfell

Best chicken ever and beautifully cooked fish - both melt in the mouth and tasty. Gingerbread, hot toffee sauce and creme fresh didn't
disappoint either. Going back for sure!

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Garry Thompson

Our first time. Food was very good and at a good price, wine was more expensive than other places we dine at.
Waitress was lovely and very well informed on the meals.
Location was great, on a corner and had a very open atmosphere.
Would visit again

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Richard Almey

Ok food, ok service.

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Liv Brown

Was delightful! Cannot recommend Sunday nights more! Almost had the entire restaurant to ourselves! Service was amazing!

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Anna Smith

Great meal and service as always!

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Lily Marr

Great place for lunch

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Alice Chu

Food was nice and friendly service.

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Melanie Vannoort

The starter plates were delicious! We had the pulled pork bon bons and the fried chicken and were super happy! The mains were disappointing though.. the steak was well over cooked and the pork was all gelatin and no meat.

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We had a delicious meal at Town Tonic.TT has a lovely ambience which is warm and welcoming. The front of house and wait staff were very pleasant and professional.
We had a total menu of vegan dishes which were just superb. Flavoursome and delicious. Wonderful to see so many plant based options. In saying this there were plenty of options for the carnivores.

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Highly recommended. Very enjoyable experience.

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Great dining. Enjoyed all the food that we ordered. We'll done!

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Sarah Price

Great dining experience at Town Tonic.... warm environment, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Went for lunch which was delicious....best fried chicken I’ve had in a while
Great gin menu......

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Liz McDowell

Relaxing, warm and inviting atmosphere with fabulous food and friendly welcoming staff.

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Bryn Ealey

Great food and service. Fried chicken was amazing

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Jean Garland

Great service, great food and great coffee. I had pulled pork eggs bene which was tasty and very filling! The fried chicken was delicious too - I wish there was a little more of the white sauce to go with it but it was still delicious! Highly recommend and I can’t wait to go there and try out their dinner menu

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The food was incredible, waitress lovely and there was a perfect Friday night atmosphere for a girls night with a few wines. We will DEFINITELY be back.

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Lisa Funnell

Enjoyed a fabulous pre show dinner with a friend! The service was warm and friendly and the meals were served soon after ordering! Would totally recommend the pork cheek dish and the pumpkin dish....so yummy!

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Cannot fault anything about Town Tonic. Superb food and service. 10/10 for everything!

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Sherona Lee

I have been here a few times already, and their food are really amazing! Highly recommending their Fried Chicken :)

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Interesting menu for brunch. Basic choices had a great twist to them. E.g. porridge with sorbet, eggs benny with fish of the day or with pulled pork bon bons and so on. Recommend Town Tonic.,

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Jake Mitchell

Really good food and great service. Would high reccomend. Honest waffle was amazing.

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Linda O'Brien

What a lovely experience we had at Town Tonic. From the outside it looks like a modern box but inside it had a nice ambience with tables of different heights and it was warm! (it was cold outside!) The menu looked really interesting and we just couldn't decide so we ordered 5 starters to share. This was probably one too many but they boxed up what we had left which was great. All the dishes were delicious and all were very different from each other. Some subtle tastes and others much bolder. We probably ate our plates the wrong way round but now that we have been once we will definitely go back and enjoy them all over again. Thank you for the delicious food! A great place to visit before going to Court Theatre!

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Went for breakfast can not wait to go back for dinner

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Tracy Murcott

Generous meal size, really enjoyed our night, was looking forward to dessert but we had eaten too much!

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Food is awesome!! If you want something new than try town tonic, none of the dishes are standard. I had the flounder and it was great, as was the fried chicken entree.

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